Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Party at Cradle of Forestry

Come and join Smokey and all his friends at The Cradle of Forestry for his 75th birthday. This year’s red carpet event is the hottest ticket in Pisgah National Forest, with all new games and events, it’s fun for the whole family.

Party Schedule:

11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Smokey’s Birthday Party. Enjoy games, prizes, live children’s music, and birthday cake.
11:30 am: Smokey Arrives! Meet Smokey bear. Make him a birthday card and take a photo together.
12:00 pm: Story Time. Hear the true story of Smokey Bear & Sing the Smokey Bear song.
12:30 pm: Kids Parade. Join the Rosman High School Marching Band in a birthday parade.
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Live Animal Presentation by Naturalist Carlton Burke and his animal friends.

Party Details:

This event costs $6 for regular admission and $3 for youth ages 4 to 12, along with federal pass holders including America the Beautiful and Golden Age. Children under 4 for free.

Admission to the birthday party is included in the admission fee along with access to 15 hands-on exhibits in the Forest Discovery Center, including the firefighting helicopter simulator and the scavenger hunt.

The Cafe at the Cradle will be open for lunch from 11am to 3pm, but families are also invited to pack their own picnic.

All activities during Smokey Bear’s Birthday Party (11am to 1pm) will be held in front of the Forest Discovery Center. The Live Animal Presentation at 1:30 pm will take place at our outdoor amphitheater.

The Cradle of Forestry in America Heritage Site is located near Brevard, NC and Asheville, NC within Pisgah National Forest on Hwy. 276 North, 4 Miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Marker 412, and 3.5 miles from Sliding Rock.


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